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Doctor insights on: Intracranial Hypotension Low Back Pain When Lying Down

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back ?

Sudden steady upper abdominal pain 24 hours relieved a bit when lying down or reclined increases when sit up or stand pain radiates to chest & back ?

Seek md: Could be anything from pancreatitis to gas. Since it has continued i would go to an er and seek help and a diagnosis. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

Hard to say: There are a lot of complicated fluid shifts with head down/head up exercises. However this sounds a bit unusual. More commonly people feel pain when going upside down. If the symptom is bothersome you should get a medical evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Middle left side back pain when leaning forward subsides, but is exacerbated when upright or leaning back, but gone while lying down. Pancreatic cance?

Middle left side back pain when leaning forward subsides, but is exacerbated when upright or leaning back, but gone while lying down. Pancreatic cance?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Back pain as you had described is likely not pancreatic cancer but rather related to the muscles and bones. I would speak with your primary care provider regarding your pain. The symptoms are typical for spondyloarthropathies, but a thorough evaluation is always warranted. ...Read more

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Should blood pressure be higher sitting down or standing up. Wat causes low blood pressure.

Should blood pressure be higher sitting down or standing up. Wat causes low blood pressure.

Standing (at first): When you stand, less blood returns from the legs --> lowers cardiac output --> lowers blood pressure. This should be a minor and transient effect. If you have problems with orthostatic hypotension, though, the blood pressure drop may be more severe & prolonged, and may even result in dizziness or in extreme cases fainting. ...Read more

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Lower back pain when standing or walking slowly (shopping pace). Relieved by brisk walking, lying down or bending forward . In my 20s, no prior trauma?

You need evaluation: It is not clear this could be mechanical or inflammation. You can ask your physician to evalaute you for both and if there is a clue of inflammatory back pain. ...Read more

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Can enalapril cause orthostatic tachycardia? When I stand up my blood pressure drops(not hypotension)and heart rate goes up. Normal when laying down.

Can enalapril cause orthostatic tachycardia? When I stand up my blood pressure drops(not hypotension)and heart rate goes up. Normal when laying down.

Yes, has been descri: Orthostatic tachycardia (or postural tachycardia) has been described with enalapril. It may be due to an interaction with other medications (most commonly antidepressants and sedatives), however, & not enalapril per se. Talk to whoever prescribed the enalapril, and go over ALL of your symptoms & medications. Hopefully, you both can get to the cause & find optimum treatment. Best Wishes & Thank Yo ...Read more

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Pain (pressure?) that throbs & radiates in the occipital & lower temporal regions ONLY when lying down. Can't lay supine or reclined. It's been 3weeks

Headache: How long ago it started, is it one side or bilateral sides? Have you had an injury in the past, a fall, or a MVA, days, months years ? Face down does the pain go away? You may have a trigger point, from trauma in the past. You should see a neurologist, have an MRI of the head. A combination of Cymbalta (duloxetine) + Neurontin + Celebrex will help. Talk to the neurologist ...Read more

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Pressure feeling in head and face, gets worse when lying down or bending down.

Pressure feeling in head and face, gets worse when lying down or bending down.

Orthostatic headache: Orthostatic decrease of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure thus leads to compensatory dilatation of pain sensitive intracranial venous structures which in turn causes orthostatic headache and facial pain/pressure. Rec. See a pain management or orofacial pain specialist for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Better to lie prone or supine with low back disc pain?

Everyone different: In general i encourage people to mix rest, sleep and injury specific exercise, and the sleep phase should be done in the most comfortable position possible to maximize rest and recovery. ...Read more

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Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Tight muscles burning joints fatigue leg pain when lying down high reatine?

Your symptoms may: Suggest kidney problems if your creatinine level is high. Have a comprehensive blood work with your dr including bun/ creatinine (main kidney function tests). In the meantime, check your blood pressure (should be lower than 130/80) and cut down on salt and protein intake. Take care! ...Read more

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Lower back pain increased when changing into a standing position from cobra?

Lower back pain increased when changing into a standing position from cobra?

Could be several : Issues. Are you doing regular cardiovascular exercises & other core workouts? Lifestyle ok in terms of weight control & not smoking? If so, then this may be a facet joint problem which is loaded by the extension produced by cobra position in the lower back. You may have to modify your workout in terms of minimizing or eliminating this pose if creating significant issue otherwise it is ok to do. ...Read more

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Back pain at t6-8 only when bending forwards or standing. Herniated disk?

Back pain at t6-8 only when bending forwards or standing. Herniated disk?

Most likely not: Probably not a herniated disk in the thoracic region s they are relatively uncommon compared to cervical spine and lumbar spine herniations. Get in for a good exam and they will order an MRI if indicated. ...Read more

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Burning pain in right groin when sitting or lying down. Rest of hip and leg aches some when sitting.Less pain when standing walking. Pregnant. Causes?

Unlikely Hip: Typical hip pain that stems from arthritis is usually not described as "burning". However, nerve pain, (called neuropathy) is commonly described by patients as burning, tingling, electrical. The location of your pain in the groin is similar to where hip joint pain would be felt, but your description of the pain gives me the sense that this is a nerve. Arthritis also has stiffness involved. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body do ...Read more